Nubia’s RedMagic releases phones powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC

Nubia’s Red Magic releases phones powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC

At the very end of the year, Nubia decided to go out with a band and unveiled its flagship series. This launch contains two models, the RedMagic 8 Pro and the 8 Pro Plus, which will be powered by Qualcomm’s most powerful chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen2. The debut of these phones was initially slated for February in line with its predecessor, but due to the popularity of Snapdragon 8 Gen2 chip phones, they may have decided to launch it earlier.

Both variants in the launch share the same spec sheet and design, with only a few differences here and there. The higher-end flagship model is the 8 Pro Plus, which has more memory and storage options. You can have 1TB of internal storage and 16GB of RAM on this phone. The regular version is not too far behind as it offers 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM.

Another difference between the two is the battery size. The Plus model has a 5000mAh battery, while the regular version has 6000mAh. A larger battery size allows the standard version to have a longer screen on time, but there is a catch. Despite having a smaller battery, the Plus variant has faster-charging speeds. It comes with a 165W GaN charger, which is much faster at recharging the battery than the regular version’s 80W charging support.

According to Nubia, these numbers mean that you can easily charge the RedMagic 8 Pro Plus from 0 to 100% in around 14 minutes. The regular version will take 35 minutes to do the same. Other than this minor difference, both phones are pretty identical. Both are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, and Nubia has its own Red Magic R2 chip. The company claims that this chip complements the Snapdragon chip perfectly and promises an improved gaming experience. 

The two phones also have a 6.8-inch AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and an 1116 x 2480 resolution. There is also a 16MP selfie snapper that is hidden underneath the display. This design is reminiscent of the RedMagic 7 Pro, which also had a camera hidden in the display. 

There is also a triple camera set-up in the back with a 50 MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-shooter, and a 2MP macro sensor.

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